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Death toll from garrison explosion rises to 27

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 12, IRNA -- Head of IRGC Public Relations Department Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif said on Saturday that 27 IRGC personnel attained martyrdom in a massive explosion at IRGC’s ammunition depot in Malard, Alborz province on Saturday.

The incident occurred due to displacement of ammunition and explosives, he said adding that some 16 other IRGC forces sustained injuries in the blast.

Some of the injured are in critical conditions, he said.

The cause of the incident is under investigation and the result will be made public soon, he said.

A huge explosion rocked a garrison in Bidgeneh in the vicinity of Malard city in Alborz province Saturday afternoon.

Bidgeneh village is 45 kilometers from capital city of Tehran.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30660037

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